For Those Who Think Young (1964)

The phrase “For Those Who Think Young” brings to mind a Mad Men episode and a Pepsi ad campaign before it brings to mind one of the plethora of beachy comedies from the 1960s, but sure enough, such a film exists. (A film connected to the soda campaign, funnily enough.) The film follows a surf-loving group of college students. They all like to hang out at a … Continue reading For Those Who Think Young (1964)

Summer in ‘cember: Gidget gets a sequel (or two)

As you can probably tell from yesterday’s “Summer in ‘cember” post, I really love the film Gidget. And I really love Sandra Dee in the title role. Sandra Dee is the “absolute ultimate” Gidget in my book. With this fondness in mind, it’s no surprise that I was very reluctant to watch the two theatrical sequels to Gidget, because each stars a different actress as … Continue reading Summer in ‘cember: Gidget gets a sequel (or two)

Summer in ‘cember: Favorite things about… Gidget

The favorite film: Gidget, a 1959 beach flick from Columbia. The synopsis: Francie Lawrence is a young girl who reluctantly heads off to the beach on a “man hunt” with her friends. Her friends have the eyes for a group of totally groovy surfer dudes, but Francie would rather swim than scope out the hot-tays (much to the dismay of her fellow manhunters). After surfer … Continue reading Summer in ‘cember: Favorite things about… Gidget